Fatah Alliance

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Fatah Alliance
LeaderHadi Al-Amiri
Founded2018
Split fromState of Law Coalition
IdeologyIraqi nationalism[1]
Shia Islamism
Big tent
Pro-Iran[2][3][4]
Anti-secularism
Anti-corruption[5]
Factions:
Anti-Americanism
Anti-Zionism
Vilayat-e Faqih
Sistanism
Islamic democracy
Pan-Islamism
Political positionRight-wing[citation needed]
ReligionShia Islam
National affiliationBuilding Alliance[6]
International affiliationAxis of Resistance
Colors     Dark green
     Marigold
Council of Representatives
48 / 329
Seats in the Governorate Councils
0 / 440
Governors
0 / 18
Election symbol
lion
Website
http://www.alfateh-iq.com/

The Fatah Alliance (Arabic: ائتلاف الفتح‎, romanizediʾtilāf al-fatḥ), also sometimes translated as the Conquest Alliance, is a political coalition in Iraq formed to contest the 2018 general election. The main components are groups involved in the Popular Mobilization Forces which is mainly a state-sponsored umbrella organization made up of Iraqi Shiite Muslims who fought from 2014 to 2017 alongside the Iraqi Army to defeat ISIL. It is led by Hadi Al-Amiri, the leader of the Badr Organization.[7][8][9][10]

Members[edit]

The Fatah Alliance included the Badr Organisation, the Al-Sadiqoun Bloc (the political wing of Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, AAH), Kata'ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib al-Imam Ali, all key components of the Hashd. The Fatah Alliance agreed to run jointly with al-Abadi's Nasr al-Iraq (Victory of Iraq) list, but the agreement fell apart after only 24 hours, reportedly over Abadi's conditions.[11][12] The Badr Organisation, headed by Hadi Al-Amiri, was previously part of the ruling State of Law Coalition and announced their withdrawal from the Alliance in December 2017,[13][14] and won 22 seats.

Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq split from the Sadrist Movement in 2004.[15] It has also been one of the main Iraqi armed groups active in the Syrian Civil War.[16][17] They have received funding and training from Iran's Quds Force[18][19] and, like many Sadrists, are reported to have religious allegiance to the Iranian Grand Ayatollah Kazem al-Haeri.[20] AAH formed a political wing, called the Al-Sadiqoun Bloc, to contest the 2014 Iraqi parliamentary election, winning one seat.

Electoral results[edit]

Iraqi Parliament[edit]

They were expected to win 37 seats in the parliament in 2018 elections, according to one opinion poll.[21]

Election year # of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Government
2018 1,366,789 (#1)
48 / 329
Steady

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.alfateh-iq.com/alliance
  2. ^ http://www.newsweek.com/who-moqtada-al-sadr-firebrand-cleric-who-once-fought-us-holds-balance-power-924025
  3. ^ http://www.mei.edu/content/io/iran-backed-fateh-alliance-seeks-win-or-play-kingmaker-upcoming-iraqi-elections
  4. ^ http://m.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/26764
  5. ^ http://aletejahtv.com/archives/227089
  6. ^ http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/03092018
  7. ^ "Hashd al-Shaabi to the elections: "Alliance of the Mujahideen" ... headed by Amiri?". Al-Akhbar. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  8. ^ "Hashd commander from Badr Organization to form new alliance for Iraqi election". Rudaw. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  9. ^ "Alliances Announced For Iraq's 2018 Elections". musingsoniraq.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  10. ^ "Abadi seeks alliance with Popular Mobilization Units based on his terms". Arab News. 2018-01-13. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  11. ^ Arab, The New. "Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest general election separately". alaraby. Retrieved 2018-01-17.
  12. ^ "IRAQI PM SIGNS ELECTORAL PACT WITH SHIA-LED COALITION FOR MAY ELECTIONS". nrttv. 2018-01-14. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  13. ^ "Hashd commander from Badr Organization to form new alliance for Iraqi election". Rudaw. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  14. ^ "Hashd al-Shaabi to the elections: "Alliance of the Mujahideen" ... headed by Amiri?". Al-Akhbar. 2017-11-30. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
  15. ^ ""The Insurgency," Operation New Dawn, Official Website of the United States Force-Iraq". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  16. ^ Omar al-Jaffal (29 October 2013). "Iraqi Shiites join Syria war". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Iraqi Shi'ites flock to Assad's side as sectarian split widens". Reuters. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  18. ^ Cassman, Daniel. "Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq - Mapping Militant Organizations". Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  19. ^ Controlled by Iran, the deadly militia recruiting Iraq's men to die in Syria, The Guardian, 12 March 2014
  20. ^ "Religious Allegiances among Pro-Iranian Special Groups in Iraq". Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  21. ^ Munqith Dagher, Anthony H. Cordesman (28 March 2018), "Iraqi Public Opinion on the 2018: Parliamentary Elections" (PDF), Center for Strategic and International StudiesCS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)